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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Alton Looney
Exec. Director PDE
Facilities and Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
5,310 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
262 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
95.30

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

In order to meet LEED standards we recycle c+d waste. However, we had already been recycling this waste for years before we started building to LEED. Our Recycling and Solid Waste Department has been doing this for over seven years. We also collect metal and concrete from non-LEED campus construction and recycle.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.